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James Tolkan collection


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James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012 | UNA Archives and Special Collections

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Title: James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: James Tolkan collection, 1951-2012

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Arrangement: Box 1 contains scripts, primarily from plays that Tolkan was in. Box 2 contains scripts, photos, and newspaper clippings, most of which are from Tolkan's plays like The Best Man (1961). Box 3 contains VHS tapes and a DVD from 2012.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

James Tolkan (June 20, 1931- ) is an American actor who starred in roles such as the Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1991), Top Gun (1986), and TV shows such as Cobra (1993-94) and Nero Wolfe (2001-02).

Biographical Note

Born June 20, 1931, James Tolkan was a well known character actor. Began studying acting in New York after serving one year in the U.S. Navy. Tolkan began acting in the late 1960s and continued to act in films as of 2021. He also acted in several stage productions.

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Folder 1: The Three Sisters script 1963-64 English version by Randall JarrellAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Best Man by Gore Vidal script James Tolkan playing Arthur Hockstader, photo of Frank Lovejoy, brochure for The Best Man Memorial Auditorium Louisville December 28-30, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photo of James Tolkan, Frank Lovejoy, and unidentified manAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Between Two Thieves script a new play from Diego Fabbri's Processo A Gesu by Warner LeRoy 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Blues for Mr. Charlie by James Baldwin final script 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Then You Die script written by James Tolkan 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 7: The Front Page A Play in Three Acts by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur copyright 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Narrow Road to the Deep North a play by Edward Bond copyright 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Nero Wolfe season 2 "The Good Witness" staff and crew list, confidential cast list September-October 2001, floor plans, actor breakdown, voice over scenes, pull out scriptAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photo of James Tolkan "The Hat Squad" Vancouver, British ColumbiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Photo of James Tolkan, What is an artist's life? by Stella Adler, Stella Adler Theatre Studio excerpt from "How to Sing a Song" by Yvette GuilbertAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Newspaper clippings about James Tolkan when he played football at Ampitheater High School in Arizona and Eastern Arizona College, Amateur Boxing Official Program Jan. 12, 1951 which Tolkan participated inAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos of J. Tolken 1980, photos of art in Lake Placid, drawings by Tolken, photos and newspaper clippings about objects that Tolken owned and still ownsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Bender, Goldman and Helper Public Relations Marketing Communications list of Tolkan's principal stage appearances, principal film appearances, and television appearancesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Breakdown by James Tolkan a synopsis about the value of note taking and note by TolkanAdd to your cart.

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